Making your own Business Videos Part 2
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Making Your Own Business Videos part 2
Most of the questions asked concerned the Lavalier microphone I got mine from Maplins £24.00 inc VAT and the Teleprompter. Here is a picture of the Teleprompter display and camera. Notice that the Teleprompter, laptop and the camera are at the same level and Close together. This makes your eye movements much less obvious. A firm platform for the lap top is needed, a table and a pile of books is good!
There were a number of issues that emerged in later videos. One concerned the Free ArcSoft software which came with the camera and which after uploading the video to the chosen hosting provider’s web site the software returned the message “Cannot connect to the Internet” and the upload failed very frustrating! The problem proved insoluble so it was decided to use the Movie Maker software by Microsoft. Although there are many other video editing programs on the market at various prices.
The Kodak camera delivers the video file with a .mov extension playable on Apple
I phones and on a Quick Time player. File sizes are large the resolution excellent, but there are log upload times with long upload times and some video hosts will not accept .mov files at all. The trick is to convert the .mov files to the more popular .wav .flv or .wmv I use a file converter program from Prism.com, free for 14 days and then to buy at about £26.00. It is very easy to use, very reliable and will convert to all the popular video formats. Converting the file from .mov to one of the other formats I use .wmv has one big benefit which is that you can now use the free Microsoft editing suite Free with windows XP and later. Microsoft Movie maker is in the accessories section of your program. Start menu, Programs, Accessories, Movie Maker. Note that Microsoft Movie Maker will allow .mov files to be edited directly if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 as your operating system.
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